Ephesians 6:16

“Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Aboue all, taking the shielde of Faith, wherewith yee shall bee able to quench all the fierie dartes of the wicked.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil {one.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

withal taking up the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the evil `one'.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And most of all, using faith as a cover to keep off all the flaming arrows of the Evil One.
- Basic English Bible

besides all [these], having taken the shield of faith with which ye will be able to quench all the inflamed darts of the wicked one.
- Darby Bible

Above all, taking the shield of faith, with which ye will be able to extinguish all the fiery darts of the wicked.
- Webster's Bible

And besides all these take the great shield of faith, on which you will be able to quench all the flaming darts of the Wicked one;
- Weymouth Bible

above all, taking up the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the evil one.
- World English Bible

In alle thingis take ye the scheld of feith, in which ye moun quenche alle the firy dartis of `the worste.
- Wycliffe Bible

above all, having taken up the shield of the faith, in which ye shall be able all the fiery darts of the evil one to quench,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 6:16


6:16 Above or over all - As a sort of universal covering to every other part of the armour itself, continually exercise a strong and lively faith. This you may use as a shield, which will quench all the fiery darts, the furious temptations, violent and sudden injections of the devil.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 6:16


Eph 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith. The Roman oblong shield, four and a half feet long, covered the whole body, and was a protection of itself. So faith, the faith that fully trusts in God and never doubts, is the best of all defenses. It will quench, stop, put out all the doubts, whisperings and evil suggestions of the wicked. Fiery darts. These were missiles hurled by the hand, and very dangerous unless stopped by the shield.

Discussion for Ephesians 6

  • Mary
    Paul was in prison when he wrote Ephesians. Tychicus was there with him, and it is a blessing that he was. Paul told us how to fight against the evil spirits and he even gave us instructions on how to dress. Putting on the whole armour, it is all there verses 11 through 18. I love it. If we follow this advice we cannot miss.
  • Cheryl
    So when God form man from the dust of Earth and breath the breath of life in him he did not say man was a spirit but upon death our life breath returns to him when did he say man had separate form other than one he gave us
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Codes of good practice for children and servants are here. Also, we should “put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places….that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day
  • Emanuel Fernandes
    Mystery of inquitity it's describing a Christians true enemy which is the spiritual realm your enemies are not just your sinful flesh it's the devils that tempt your sinful flesh controlled by the god of this world your adversary the devil
  • A disciple
    Hi Cheryl; What it means is that there is a spiritual world underlying the physical world as we see it; and that it is not against flesh and blood, but against spirits and their dominions over men and whole regions of the world. We can see that happening in the smallest towns and the largest cities and entire Countries and cultures what great spiritual and moral war right now is everywhere.
  • Bruce
    Cheryl: We are fighting against Satan and his influence on the world. Without The Armor of God we are doomed. Verse 11-13

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